In 2018, Dr. Don Burke received a $25,000 Joule Innovation grant for his initiative, Critical Outreach & Diagnostic Intervention (CODI). CODI is an on-demand, immediate support service connecting rural physicians and intensivists in British Columbia. CODI provides an on-demand, virtual 24/7, immediate point of care service that connects rural physicians and intensivist in British Columbia. The CODI app aims to provide better patient outcomes, fewer unnecessary hospital transfers and reduced health care costs.
The power of connections
We interviewed past Joule Innovation grant recipient Dr. DiValentino to learn about how the connections he'...
Q&A: We asked four experts five questions about innovation and the future of hospitals
Teamwork: that’s the ticket to hatching patient-centered design
Lewis shares the story behind Flutter Wear from her original idea to flying to Hatching Health to find a team and how she hopes to continue developing the tool to support expectant mothers.
Emergency medicine without borders
Recent initiatives to improve access to technology and training in emergency medicine in very different parts of the world.
Social determinants of health: the key to unlocking a healthier population?
Dr. Latif Murji discusses his perspective on the social determinants of health (SDOH) and how it was transformed by a simulation event he did in medical school.
How can a mobile app improve access to care for rural, remote and Indigenous communities?
Dr. Sheila Wang shares her journey becoming a physician innovator and how she came up with the idea for Swift Medical while working in wound clinics.
When worlds collide: A unique perspective leads to portable GPS for surgeons
It’s not often we see these diverse skills lumped together in one place, especially within medical circles. However, when they all intersect, the results can be extraordinary.
From prototype to puzzle piece
Heart failure―there is no cure, and many patients who require advanced treatment options simply lack access. One medical student knew there was a better way, so he 3D printed a solution.
A win-win-win: How a novel integrated approach is disrupting dementia care
Fueled by her professional and personal experiences, the MINT model of care is the brainchild of Kitchener-based Dr. Linda Lee―a family physician with more than 30 years in practice.
Meet physician innovator Dr. Linda Lee
Dr. Linda Lee and her initiative, MINT Memory Clinics, are disrupting current care models by providing access to high-quality dementia care within the local family doctor’s office.
Home care requires heavy lifting―here’s how digital health technologies can ease the burden
While a long-standing goal our health ministries have is to support greater home care and free up hospital waiting rooms, this has significant impact for
A high touch, high tech approach to COPD monitoring
Without the right means to treat and manage COPD, it can be deadly. Learn key lessons from a hospital that introduced remote monitoring technology to reduce hospital visits and lengths of stay.
Remote monitoring technology helps seniors breathe better at home
Living with chronic illness often means frequent visits to the emergency department and long hospital stays. Until now.
Frustrated by poor quality referrals? An easy-to-use solution is spreading
When it comes to poor quality referrals, doctors and their patients lose out. Just one piece of missing information when referring a patient to another doctor can delay their access to care.
How collaboration shaped my experience with innovation
Early in my practice, I noticed a pattern that was going to sink our health care system if we didn’t address it.
The power of connections
We interviewed past Joule Innovation grant recipient Dr. DiValentino to learn about how the connections he's made along the way has helped improve access to care.
Meet physician innovator Dr. Dennis DiValentino
In 2017, Dr. Dennis DiValentino received a Joule Innovation grant for his social innovation, Ramcare, to help provide care to marginalized individuals.
How the backbone of care is changing
For this physician on a volunteer trip in post-earthquake Haiti, scarcity created opportunity. Learn the story behind Cloud DX from Dr. Sonny Kohli.
The future is voice first
We’re all familiar with Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant―but have you thought about how voice first technology can be applied in health care?
The future of healthcare at home | Sonny Kohli
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